NEW YORK – Free agent guard Delonte West was suspended without pay for 10 games Friday after pleading guilty last month to weapons charges.
Maryland authorities said he was carrying two loaded handguns, a loaded shotgun and an 8 1/2-inch Bowie knife while speeding on a three-wheel motorcycle on the Capital Beltway last September.
West received a home detention sentence that includes flexibility to travel to games. If he signs with a team, his suspension will begin with the first game of the regular season for which he is eligible and physically able to play.
The 27-year-old West has averaged 9.9 points in six NBA seasons. He has battled bipolar disorder during his career.